2024-2025 University Catalog [UNDER REVIEW] 
    
    Jun 25, 2024  
2024-2025 University Catalog [UNDER REVIEW]

Official Notification of Approved Catalog Changes


(last updated June 21, 2024)

New or revised courses
Deleted courses
Revisions to degree, major, and minor requirements
Policy changes
Miscellaneous information

New or Revised Courses:
AFCA 265 - Constructing Black Lives in Film and Literature  
ARTH 131 - Art of the African Diaspora   
ARTH 221 - Indigenous North American Art  
BIOL 302 - Modern Computational Biostatistics  
BUS 220 - Foundations of Business Communication  - revised from BUS 361
BUS 240 - Ethics, Business, and Society  
CBSC 213 - Development of Human Sexuality  - from 4 to 3 credits
CBSC 309 - Data Science: Mind Analytics  - renumbered from 240 
CBSC 312 - Sensation Measurement and Perception   - renumbered from 252 
CBSC 313 - Neural Mechanisms of Motivated Behaviors   - renumbered from 253 
CBSC 314 - Attention  - renumbered from 254  
CBSC 315 - Cognitive Neuroscience  - renumbered from 255  
CBSC 316 - Neuropharmacology  - renumbered from 256  
CBSC 317 - Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Health and Disease  - renumbered from 257  
CBSC 319 - Cognition and Emotion  - renumbered from 259 
CBSC 321 - Socioemotional Development  - renumbered from 261 
CBSC 322 - Gender-Role Development  - renumbered from 262  
CBSC 323 - Language, Culture, and Emotion  - renumbered from 263 
CBSC 325 - Developmental Psychopathology  - renumbered from 265  
CBSC 329 - Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination  - renumbered from 269  
CBSC 349 - Topical Seminar in Cognitive and Behavioral Science  - renumbered from 298  
CBSC 301 - Applications of Cognitive and Behavioral Science  - renumbered from 299  
CBSC 225 - The Pursuit of Happiness  - renumbered from 300 
CBSC 399 - Advanced Research Methods in Cognitive and Behavioral Science  - renumbered from 398 
CHEM 116 - Imaging Science in Art, Medicine, and Astronomy with Laboratory  
CSCI 323 - Computer and Network Security  
EDUC 335 - Secondary Vocal Music Methods  - newly cross-listed with MUS 335
EEG 103 - Earth’s Freshwater: Introduction to Hydrologic System Science  
EEG 107 - Dynamic Earth: Science of Natural Hazards  
EEG 150 - Water Resources  - revised course description
EEG 161 - Mineral Resources and the Green Energy Transition  
EEG 200 - Building a Planet  
EEG 246 - Sedimentary Rocks and Processes  - revised from EEG 330
EEG 248 - Earth and Environmental Geochemistry  - revised from EEG 311
EEG 312 - Past Climates and Our Future  
EEG 314 - Environmental Field Methods  - revised from EEG 231
EEG 315 - Field Methods in the Appalachians   - revised from EEG 230
EEG 316 - GIS and Remote Sensing  - revised from EEG 260
EEG 322 - Volcanology  
EEG 336 - History and Evolution of the Earth  - revised from EEG 205
EEG 340 - Hydrologic Modeling  
EEG 390 - Geoscience Senior Seminar Workshop: Crafting Portfolios  
ENGL 265 - Constructing Black Lives in Film and Literature  
ENGN 268 - Manufacturing Wonders and Philosophical Wondering  (PHIL 268)
ENGN 378L - Capstone Design Laboratory  
ENGN 379L - Capstone Design Laboratory  
ENV 282 - Commodification of Nature   
FILM 273 - Creating Field Documentary on Human Rights in Ghana  
FILM 260 - Write, Direct, Shoot: Narrative Filmmaking  
JOUR 331 - Health and Environmental Communication  
JOUR 334 - Leading Public Relations Campaigns  
LACS 259 - Gender and Sexuality in Latin American and Caribbean Literature and Film  
LACS 263 - Poverty and Marginality in the Americas  (SOAN 263)
LJS 295AA - Topics in Law and Legal Studies: Voting Rights
MATH 260 - Statistics in Korean Music 
MUS 170 - Introduction to Sound Technology   
MUS 335 - Secondary Vocal Music Methods  (EDUC 335)
MUS 260 - Statistics in Korean Music 
PHIL 268 - Manufacturing Wonders and Philosophical Wondering  (ENGN 268)
POL 202 - Applied Statistics  - revised from INTR 202
POL 280 - Bitcoin in Practice  
POV 121 - Introduction to Effective Altruism  
SOAN 217 - Economic Sociology   
SOAN 236 - Environmental Anthropology  
SOAN 244 - Personal Networks and Social Capital  
SOAN 247 - Food, Culture, and Politics in Israel  
SOAN 249 - African Globalities  
SOAN 273 - Creating Field Documentary on Human Rights in Ghana   
SOAN 282 - Commodification of Nature  
SOAN 365 - Modeling Social Networks   
WGSS 259 - Gender and Sexuality in Latin American and Caribbean Literature and Film   

New Community Based Learning (CBL) designations: 


New Global Learning (GL) designations: 
ENGN 268 - Manufacturing Wonders and Philosophical Wondering  (PHIL 268)
PHIL 268 - Manufacturing Wonders and Philosophical Wondering  (ENGN 268)
POL 280 - Bitcoin in Practice 

New Experiential Learning (EXP) designations:  
ENGN 268 - Manufacturing Wonders and Philosophical Wondering  (PHIL 268)
PHIL 268 - Manufacturing Wonders and Philosophical Wondering  (ENGN 268)
POL 280 - Bitcoin in Practice  


New Perspectives (PERS) designations:

Writing Intensive (WI):

Deleted Courses
ARTS 222
HIST 174 
HIST 200 
HIST 205 
HIST 207 
HIST 210 
HIST 213 
HIST 214 
HIST 215 
HIST 223 
HIST 224 
HIST 228
HIST 233 
HIST 247 
HIST 257 
HIST 258
HIST 276 
HIST 277 
HIST 280 
HIST 307 
HIST 319 
HIST 364 
HIST 367 
MATH 301
WGSS 220

Revisions to degree, major, and minor requirements

African Studies (2024-25 catalog)
approved change to the major
“3. African Diaspora-focused course. One course chosen from among AFCA 285; ARTH 131; ENGL 366…”


Art History (2024-25 catalog)
approved change to the major
“1. Introduction: At least nine credits in ARTH chosen from 101, 102, 130 or 131, 140 or 141, and 170…”
3. a. at least 12 credits chosen from ARTH 125, 131 (if not used to satisfy the introductory requirement),141, 146, 180, 195…”

approved change to the minor
“1. Two courses chosen from 101, 102, 130 or 131, 140 or 141, or 170…
2. Three ARTH courses chosen from ARTH 125, 141, 146, 180, 195…”

Biology (2024-25 catalog)
approved changes to the BS major
“7. Advanced-level courses: BIOL 302, 310*…”
“8. Quantitative Biology: BIOL 267, 282, 283, 285, 302, 325…”

approved changes to the BA major:
“2. Quantitative Biology: BIOL 187, 201, 302…”
“6. Advanced-level courses: BIOL 302, 310*, 322, 323* …”

Approved changes to the minor in Quantitative Biology:
“5. Advanced level: one course chosen from BIOL 302, 325, 385…”

Business Administration (changes to the 2024-25 catalog)
approved changes to the major in Business Administration

3. BUS 202 (or one of the following: CBSC 250, ECON 202, POL 202, MATH 118, SOAN 218; see note below)

Notes on BUS 202

  • Students considering the Business Administration major are encouraged to enroll in BUS 202. Students considering the Economics major are encouraged to enroll in ECON 202. 
  • For students majoring in both business administration and cognitive and behavioral sciences, CBSC 250 may be substituted for BUS 202. 
  • Due to content overlap, students may take only one of the following courses for degree credit: BUS 202, ECON 202, POL 202, MATH 118. Students who have already taken CBSC 250 should not take any of these other four courses. 

Notes on Statistics Courses:

  • Due to content overlap, students may take only one of the following courses for degree credit: BUS 202, ECON 202, SOAN 218, POL 202.
  • The options for statistics courses differ primarily by applied field (Business, economics, politics, etc.) and the software used for analysis (coding vs. more traditional statistical analysis software). BUS 202 includes an important coding component and business contexts that will prepare students for subsequent coursework in the business major. As other examples, CBSC 250 contains important psychological research design elements for the CBSC major and use coding, while SOAN 218 focuses more on questions that arise in the analysis of observational data in complex social settings and may include either coding or more traditional statistical analysis software.

Statistics Course Guidance

  • Students planning to major in business administration should take BUS 202.
  • For students majoring in both business administration and cognitive and behavioral science, CBSC 250 may be substituted for BUS 202.
  • For students majoring in both business administration and SOAN, SOAN 218 may be substituted for BUS 202.
  • Students considering the Economics major are encouraged to enroll in ECON 202. Students are not encouraged to double major in both business and economics. However, if ECON 202 has already been taken, it may be substituted for BUS 202.
  • Students majoring in both business administration and politics are encouraged to register for BUS 202 to get the coding component. However, if POL 202 has already been taken, it may be substituted for BUS 202.

Note on non-business electives: Some non-business classes taken towards the business major may only be available to students who have met the requirements of other majors.

Business Administration (changes to the 2025-26 catalog)
approved changes to the major in Business Administration

“A major in business administration leading to a Bachelor of Science requires at least 48 42 credits total, including at least 33 24 credits from business administration and finance, and 15 18 credits not in business administration or finance, as follows:
1. ACCT 100
2. ECON 100
3. FIN 221
4. Statistics requirement: BUS 202 (see notes on Statistics Requirement below)
5. Core required classes: BUS 220, 230, 240, 270
6. Analytics: On class chosen from: any class BUS 310-319 or BUS 306
7. Integrated Organization: One class chosen from: BUS 383, 389, 398

8. Business Administration electives: at least twelve nine additional credits, chosen from Business Administration or Finance courses numbered 300 or above (excluding BUS 401, 402, 421, and
422)
9. Non-Business Administration electives: Students must take one class from each of the following three groups, for a total of at least nine credits.
     • Macro-Environment - take one course from: ACCT 256, 280, ARTH 146, 245, 257, 311, ARTS 229, 233, CLAS 200, DCI 271, ECON 215, 229, 230, 231, 235, 237, 246, 250, 251, 255, 270, 271, 273, 274, 276, 280, 281, EEG 141, 150, 161, 312, ENV 207, 250, FREN 281, 282, HIST 218, 222, 233, 254, 266, 268, 387, PHIL 241, 242, 249, POL 227, 229, 233, 247, 250, 271, 285, POV 241, 249, REL 207, SOAN 228, 229, 240, 241, 263, SPAN 216, 217, WGGS 242
     • Human Considerations - take one course from: ARTH 241, 267, 274, 275, 276, 302, 343, 364, 365, 366, 378, ARTS 275, CBSC 114, 213, 223, 252, 254, 259, 262, CLAS 215, DANC 202, 240, EALL 175, 215, ECON 286, ENGL 253, 262, 266, 286, FILM 252S, HIST 209, 232, 237, 258, 260, 271, 280, 386, LACS 256, PHIL 244, 253, POV 258, SOAN 205, 212, 215, 239, 244, SPAN 211, 212, 214, WGSS 220, 244 
     • Abilities, Skills & Knowledge (ASK) - take one course from: ACCT 231, 303, 304, 330, 358, 370, ARAB 220, ARTH 125, 383, ARTS 120, 131, 215, 226, 227, 231, 234, 236, 237, CBSC 214, 240, 300, CHIN 305, CLAS 210, 214, CSCI 209, 230, 252, 257, DANC 220, 233, DCI 201, ECON 203, EEG 316, ENGL 201, 202, 203, 206, 207, 215, 229, 234, 254, 257, 260, 263, 264, ENGN 250, FILM 222, 233, 236, 238, 251, 253, 237S, HIST 239, 275, JOUR 204, 208, 230, 240, 266, 268, 371, 372, 377, LIT 210, 222, MATH 270, 309, 332, PHIL 240, 245, 262, 371, POV 245, 257, 262, SOAN 208, 216, 220, 222, 243, 265, 266, 276, THTR 238, 245, 250, 253, WGSS 210

Notes on Statistics Courses:
• Due to content overlap, students may take only one of the following courses for degree credit: BUS 202, ECON 202, SOAN 218, POL 202.
• The options for statistics courses differ primarily by applied field (Business, economics, politics, etc.) and the software used for analysis (coding vs. more traditional statistical
analysis software). BUS 202 includes an important coding component and business contexts that will prepare students for subsequent coursework in the business major. As
other examples, CBSC 250 contains important psychological research design elements for the CBSC major and use coding, while SOAN 218 focuses more on questions that
arise in the analysis of observational data in complex social settings and may include either coding or more traditional statistical analysis software.

Statistics Course Guidance
• Students planning to major in business administration should take BUS 202.
• For students majoring in both business administration and cognitive and behavioral science, CBSC 250 may be substituted for BUS 202.
• For students majoring in both business administration and SOAN, SOAN 218 may be substituted for BUS 202.
• Students considering the Economics major are encouraged to enroll in ECON 202. Students are not encouraged to double major in both business and economics. However, if ECON 202 has already been taken, it may be substituted for BUS 202.
• Students majoring in both business administration and politics are encouraged to register for BUS 202 to get the coding component. However, if POL 202 has already been taken, it may be substituted for BUS 202.


Cognitive and Behavioral Science (2024-25 catalog)
approved changes to the BA major
“A major in cognitive and behavioral science leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 34 credits in cognitive and behavioral science as follows:
1. Foundations:
a. CBSC 110 or 111 b. Two courses chosen from CBSC 112, 113, and 114
2. Gateway: CBSC 250
3. Two topical seminars specialization courses selected from CBSC 240, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 259, 261, 262, 263, 265, 269, and 298 CBSC 309, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 319, 321, 322, 323, 325, 329, and 349

4. One advanced methods research capstone course selected from CBSC 353, 354, 355, 357, 359, 362, 363, 365, 369 and 398
5. At least nine twelve additional credits chosen from CBSC course numbered below 400 301 and below.”

approved changes to the BS major
“A major in cognitive and behavioral science leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires completion of at least 50 credits in cognitive and behavioral science and cognate fields distributed as follows:
1. Foundations:
a. CBSC 110 or 111
b. Two courses chosen from CBSC 112, 113, and 114
2. Gateway: CBSC 250
3. Two topical seminars specialization courses selected from CBSC 240, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 259, 261, 262, 263, 265, 269, and 298 CBSC 309, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 319, 321, 322, 323, 325, 329, and 349

4. One advanced methods research capstone course selected from CBSC 353, 354, 355, 357, 359, 362, 363, 365, 369 and 398
5. Three Six additional credits chosen from CBSC course numbered below 400 301 and below.
6. At least 22 additional credits chosen from among the following: courses in BIOL, CHEM, CSCI, MATH, NEUR, PHYS and the following CBSC courses: CBSC 118, 150, 216, 240, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, and 259. No more than 6 credits to be taken in CBSC.”

Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies (2024-25 catalog)
approved changes to the minor
“2. Take one course chosen from ARTH 101, 102, 130, 131, 140, or 170”
“5. Take three additional courses: ARTH 125, 221, 243…”
 

Dance (2024-25 catalog)
approved changes to the minor
“Requires completion of at least 18 credits from 7 courses 8 courses in dance as follows. In meeting the requirements of this discipline-based minor, a student may not use more than nine credits that are also used to meet the requirements of another major or minor.

Data Science (2024-25 catalog)
approved changes to the minor

1. “Data Science Foundations: At least three credits chosen from among the following: BIOL 185, 187; BUS 310, 314; CBSC 185, 240; MATH 100A; SOAN 244

​4. Electives: At least nine additional credits chosen from among the following: BIOL 282, 302, 325, 385; BUS 306, 315, 316, 317; CBSC 359; CHEM 116; CSCI 111, 112, 315; DCI 110; DS 285, 395, 399, 421, 422, 423; ECON 203; EEG 260; MATH 222, 309, 310; PHYS 265; SOAN 219, 220, 222, 264, 265, 266, 268, 276, 365, 395; and, when appropriate BIOL 297”


Digital Culture and Information (2024-25 catalog)
approved changes to the minor
3. At least six credits chosen from ARTH 383, ARTS 131; BUS 306, 321; CLAS 343; any CSCI course; ENGL 453; JOUR 202, 220; POL 271; MESA 260; SOAN 220, 265, 266; and, when approved in advance, PHIL 296, DCI-designated courses

Economics (2024-25 catalog)
approved changes to the major leading to the BA degree:

  1. ECON 100, 202, 203, 210, 211
  2. One additional economics course numbered from 330 to 395. Two additional economics courses at the 300 level, for which one instance may be 423 or 493.
    3. One additional economics course numbered from 300 to 395, or 493
  3. 4. Four additional courses in economics numbered above 211
  4. 5. Achievement in calculus at a level equivalent to MATH 101
  5. 4. Two additional courses in politics or computer science, or in mathematics for which MATH 101 is a prerequisite
  6. 7. Grade-point average: at least 2.000 in the economics credits offered for the major, and at least 2.000 in the total of all credits, from whatever department, offered for the major.

Entrepreneurship (2024-25 catalog)
approved changes to the minor in Entrepreneurship
“3. Business electives. Two courses chosen from the following: BUS 211, 217, 220, 240, 314, 315, 316, 317, 321, 332, 333, 335, 345, 348, 349, 361, 362, 365, 369, 370, 371, 372, 377…”

Environmental Studies (2024-25 catalog)
approved changes to the BA major 
3. Advanced Quantitative Skills: … BIOL 282, 322, 325; ECON 203; EEG 316, 340

Conservation Biology track
“b.   Advanced social science foundations: one course chosen from ECON 255, 257, 259; ENV 282; POL 233; and when appropriate and approved in advance, ECON 295”

Climate Change track
b. Science: three courses chosen from the following, including one laboratory course (indicated by *): BIOL 325*, 330*; EEG 150, 155, 312, 316*, 336
c.   Human Dimensions: two courses chosen from ACCT 303; ECON 255, 259, 356; ENV 220, 230, 282, 330; PHIL 150; POL 105, 233, and when appropriate and approved in advance, BUS 390, 391; ECON 295

Environmental Economics and Policy track
c.   Three additional courses chosen from BIOL 325; BUS 390; ECON 257, 259, 280, 286 (SOAN 286), 302, 356; ENV 282; and when appropriate and approved in advance, ECON 295, 395

Environmental Humanities track
      b.   Religion / Sociology & Anthropology: one course chosen from ENV 230, 282, 330; REL 207, 285 (SOAN 285)
      d.   Two additional courses chosen from ARTS 233, 234, 236; ECON 286 (SOAN 286); ENGL 207, 214 (ENV 214), ENGL 263 (ENV 263); ENV 230, 250, 282, 330; HIST 288; PHIL 150; REL 207, 285 (SOAN 285), or when appropriate and approved in advance, BUS 390; ENGL 293, 393, 394

Sustainable Commerce track
b. Core Social Science: nine credits chosen from at least two departments from the following: ACCT 303; BUS 180, 390, 391, 392; ECON 255, 257, 276, 280, 356; ENV 282; SOAN 266, 268; POL 233, 268. And when approved in advance: ECON 295 (e.g. Intro to Sustainable Development)

Water Resources track
      a.   Human Dimensions: two courses chosen from ECON 255, 257, 259, 286 (SOAN 286); ENV 230, 250, 282; PHIL 150; POL 233; SOAN 285; and when appropriate and approved in advance, ENV 365 (PHIL 365)
b. Science: three courses chosen from the following, including two laboratory courses (indicated by *): BIOL 217*; EEG 141, 150, 155, 240*, 247*, 248*, 314*, 316* (with water-resources course project), 340, and when appropriate and approved in advance, BIOL 195; EEG 105, 373; ENV 295

Changes to the Environmental Studies minor
2. Social Sciences: one course from ACCT 303, ECON 255, 257, 259; ENV 282, 295; POL 233
3. Natural and Physical Sciences: complete one of the following:
b: students who have previously completed BIOL 111/113, EEG 100, 101, 102 or 105 may choose one course from BIOL 398; EEG 141, 150, 155, 312; or ENV 250.

Earth and Environmental Geosciences (2024-25 catalog)
A major in Earth and Environmental Geoscience leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree is recommended for students interested in careers outside of science, including business, law, or policy, and requires 36 credits as follows:

  1. In total, at least 28 credits in Earth and Environmental Geoscience (only one 100-level EEG lab course may count towards the major)
  2. EEG 200
  3. EEG 390
  4. At least three 200-level EEG laboratory courses totaling 12 credits.
  5. At least two 300-level EEG courses (excluding EEG 390 and EEG 395) totaling between 6-8 credits.
  6. Additional credits chosen from Earth and Environmental Geoscience at the 100, 200, or 300 level towards the 28 credit EEG requirement*.
  7. Additional credits not already applied chosen from: Earth and Environmental Geoscience (any level, excluding summer EXP credits); ENGN 178 or higher; MATH 102 or higher; BIOL 105 or higher; CHEM 110 or higher; CSCI 111 or higher; PHYS 111 or higher; ECON 203; or one of BUS 202, CBSC 250, ECON 202, POL 202, SOAN 218.
  8. The completion of a Capstone Portfolio of coursework

A major in Earth and Environmental Geoscience leading to a Bachelor of Science degree is recommended for students pursuing graduate school or employment in earth or environmental geoscience fields and requires 52 credits as follows.

  1. In total, at least 36 credits in Earth and Environmental Geoscience
  2. EEG 200
  3. EEG 390
  4. CHEM 110 and PHYS 111
  5. At least four 200-level EEG laboratory courses totaling 16 credits.
  6. At least three 300-level EEG courses (excluding EEG 390 and EEG 395) totaling between 9-12 credits.
  7. Additional credits chosen from Earth and Environmental Geoscience at the 100, 200, or 300 level towards the 36 credit EEG requirement. (Only one 100-level EEG lab course may count towards the major.)
  8. One course chosen from BIOL 201; POL 202; BUS 202; ECON 202; CSCI 112; CBSC 250; SOAN 218; or MATH 102 or Higher.
  9. Additional credits not already applied chosen from: Earth and Environmental Geoscience (any level, excluding summer EXP credits); ENGN 178 or higher; MATH 102 or higher; BIOL 105 or higher; CHEM 110 or higher; CSCI 111 or higher; PHYS 111 or higher; ECON 203; or one of BUS 202, CBSC 250, ECON 202, POL 202, SOAN 218.
  10. The completion of a Capstone Portfolio of coursework.

 

Film and Visual Culture (2024-25 catalog)
approved changes to the minor

“A minor in film and visual culture requires completion of at least 18 credits from six courses. In meeting the requirements of this interdisciplinary minor, a student must use at least nine (9) credits not also used to meet the requirements of any other major(s) or minor.
1. Introductory course: ENGL 233 or FILM 233
2. Capstone course: FILM 413 or other departmental directed study (e.g., 403) approved in advance by the department head of Theater, Dance, and Film Studies
3. Four or more additional courses from the following, with at least one in each of the three categories.
    a. Film Courses: EALL 215; ENGL 244, 264 (WGSS 264); FILM 236, 241 (ENGL 241), 285,; 321(ENGL 321); FREN 274; ITAL 295, JOUR 212, 338, 338; POL 292; SOAN 225 and, when appropriate, ARTH 295; ENGL 292, 293, 295, 413; FILM 195, 196, 295, 403, 423; FREN 285; LIT 295; ROML 296; SPAN 290, 295 WGSS 264 (ENGL 264)
    b. Visual Culture and Analysis Courses: ARTH 102, 130, 170, 200, 230, 243, 244, 255, 258, 261, 262, 263, 264, 266, 267, 274, 276, 295, 356, 360, 364, 394, 398; ARTS 223; BUS 374; DANC 220, 240, 340; CHEM 156; ENGL 315; FREN 331; HIST 105; JOUR 319, 241, 270; PHIL 264; POL 290; REL 153; THTR 125; and when appropriate FILM 403, 423
    c. Production Courses: ARTS 111, 112, 120, 131, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 223, 224; ARTH 383; DANC 120, 215, 225, 230, 233, 250, 292; FILM 222 (THTR 222), 237S, 238, 252/253 (SOAN 252/253), 255, 260; THTR 109, 121 (FILM 121), 141, 222 (FILM 222), 235, 239, 241, 242, 251, 253, 297, 336, 337, 338, 361; and, when appropriate DANC 390 FILM 195, 403


History (2024-25 catalog)
approved changes to the major
“A major in history leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of 36 33 credits in history, including the following: 1. Introduction: At least six credits from the 100-level courses, preferably taken during the first or sophomore years
2. At least 24 credits in history courses numbered 200 or above including the following distribution of credits:
a. Depth: At least 15 of these 24 credits will be in one of the following three areas of emphasis, including three credits from one of the 300-level seminars
i. European and Russian history
ii. American history, including REL 271 (HIST 271), and, with the department head’s approval, Latin American history
iii. Global history, including Asian, African, and Latin American (and, with the department head’s approval, Russian history)
b. Breadth: At least nine of these 24 credits will be in history courses outside the area of emphasis, including three credits from one of the 300-level seminars
c. At least three credits, at any level, in each of the distribution areas described above.
3. Electives: At least six three additional credits in history at any level.”

Integrated Engineering (2024-25 catalog)
Approved changes to the major leading to a BS, effective in the 2024-2025 catalog.
“3. One Two courses chosen from: ENGN 208, 240, 260, 267, 295, 301+351, 311+361, 312, 330, 395”
“4. Four Three courses in a single science subject in one of the following tracks:

  • BIOL 111+113 and two BIOL courses 200 level or above
  • CHEM 110, 241, and 242
  • CSCI 111, 112, and one CSCI course 200 level or above
  • EEG 100, 101, or 102 and two EEG courses 200 level or above”

Journalism and Strategic Communication (2024-25 catalog)
approved change to the minor

“3.  Media Practice: one course chosen from JOUR 220, 227, 273, 280, 331, 341, 351, 357, 365, 371, 372


Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2024-25 catalog)
approved change to the minor

2. a Literature: LACS 256 (LIT 256), LACS 259 (WGSS 259), 265 (SPAN 265); LIT 259; SPAN 240, 398 and all SPAN numbered between 340 and 359; and, if appropriate and approved in advance, ENGL 262, 350, 351, 394; FREN 344; and LIT 180, 295; PORT 403 
c. Social Sciences: POL 247, SOAN 250, 263 (LACS 263), 264”

Middle East and South Asia Studies with Language Emphasis (2024-25 catalog)
approved change to the minor

b. Other Humanities: FILM 237S, 252S; HIST 170, …,
381; or, when appropriate, HIST 195, 289, 295; REL 195, 260, 351 (on a MESA-related topic)

Middle East and South Asia Studies without Language (2024-25 catalog)
approved change to the minor

b. Other Humanities (no more than two of which can be ARAB or SKT): ARAB 111, …, 301;
or, when appropriate, HIST 195, 289, 295; PHIL 223; REL 195, 260, 351 (on a MESA-related
topic)

Music (2024-25 catalog)
approved change to the major leading to the BA degree:
“Completion of one of the following sequences:
     a.Performance or Composition: three credits chosen from applied music courses at the300-level or above; and six credits chosen from MUS 210, 221, 238, 239, 240, 295, 315,326, 327, 335, and 423
     b.General: three courses chosen from MUS 210, 221, 222, 238, 239, 240, 295, 315, 326, 327 and 335.”

 

Neuroscience (2024-25 catalog)
approved change to the major leading to the BS degree:
“3b. Computational Neuroscience: BIOL 185, 187, 282, 302… ”
4. Research Practicum: Four credits chosen from the following: CBSC 353, 354, 355, 359; NEUR 401, 403, 421, 422, 423, 442, 453, 493; and, when appropriate, CBSC 398, 399

Note: A limit of 12 credits in research practicum courses (NEUR 400s,420s,440s,450s,490s, and CBSC 350/390s) is allowable toward a degree.

Philosophy (2024-25 catalog)
approved changes to the major leading to the BA degree:
6. Ethics, value theory, and political philosophy: Two courses chosen from PHIL 104, 140-169, 196, 240-269, 296. (new PHIL 268 counts)

approved changes to the minor:
2b. Ethics, value theory, and political philosophy: PHIL 104, 140-169, 196, 240-269, 296… (new PHIL 268 counts)

Politics (2024-25 catalog)
approved changes to the major leading to the BA degree:
“3. Five additional courses of 3 credits or more in politics…
     c. International/Global Politics: completion of four courses chosen from POL 214, 215, 227… 280, 285, 287, 288…”


Poverty and Human Capability Studies (2024-25 catalog)
approved changes to the minor

3. CBL 100.. FILM 251, 253, 273… POV, 102, 121, 192… SOAN 217, 222, 227, 228, 244, 259, 263, 264, 265, 266, 268 (POL 268), 278, 279, 286 (ECON 286), 288, 290, and, when approved in advance as appropriate, SOAN 276…

Sociology and Anthropology (2024-25 catalog)
approved changes to the major
3. Methods: Two courses chosen from the following: SOAN 208, 210, 211, 218, 219, 222, 238 (HIST 238), 244, 261, 265, 269, 276, 365, 378. With permission, INTR 202 may be used to meet this requirement.
4. Emphasis: Completion of one of the two following areas of emphasis:

Anthropology emphasis: take nine additional credits from the electives listed below, two in anthropology and one in sociology

Sociology emphasis: take nine additional credits from the electives listed below, two in sociology and one in anthropology

Anthropology electives: SOAN 181, 186, 206, 207, 208, 210, 211, 215, 229, 230 (HIST 230), 235, 238 (HIST 238), 239 (HIST 239), 240, 243 (ARTH 243), 247, 252, 253 (POV 253), 260, 261, 273 (FILM 273), 277, 280, 285 (REL 285), 286 (ECON 286), 288, 291, 391

Sociology electives: SOAN 180, 205, 208, 212, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221 (REL 221), 225, 228, 245 (POL 245), 246 (POL 246), 250, 251 (POL 251), 256 (HIST 256), 259, 263 (LACS 263), 264, 265, 266, 267, 268 (POL 268), 269, 270, 276, 278, 279, 281, 290, 367 (HIST 367), 390

Strategic Communication (2024-25 catalog)
approved change to the major

” 6.  One course chosen from: JOUR 325, 331, 334; BUS 370, 371”

Studio Art (2023-24 catalog)
approved change to the major
“A major in studio art leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 36 credits, as follows: ARTS 111 or 115, 309…”

approved change to the minor
“1. Two introductory-level courses chosen from the following: ARTS 111 or 115, 120, 131…”

Theater (2023-24 catalog)
approved changes to the major
“6. At least 12 additional credits chosen from among the following…: DANC 120, 190…THTR 100, 125…341, 342…”

approved change to the minor
“4. Electives: THTR 100, 125…341, 342…”

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (2024-25 catalog)
approved change to the minor
2. Intermediate theory course: either LACS 259 (WGSS 259), WGSS/LIT 210, WGSS 220
3.a. Distribution: Social and Natural Sciences: BIOL 255; CBSC 213, 262, 269; ECON 246, 251; POL 255; 280, and WGSS 296; and when appropriate, ECON 295, POL 292, SOAN 180, 291, WGSS 180, 403 (when topic is social or natural sciences), WGSS 451 (when the internship is at an agency that deals with public policy)
3.b. Distribution: Humanities and other disciplines: ARTH 365; CLAS 210…and, when appropriate, ENGL 250, 293, 295…HIST 195, 229, 269…Students may also count WGSS/LIT 210, WGSS 220

 

Miscellaneous Information

Leave of Absence policy 
If a situation arises that requires a student to be away from campus for more than two consecutive weeks in fall or winter term,the student must petition FEC for permission. In such instances, the student may be required to take a leave of absence for the remainder of the term. See the leave of absence policy for information on returning from a leave of absence. Student anticipating absences of more than twenty percent of scheduled class meeting during spring term must declare spring option in advance or petition FEC for late spring option. 

Incomplete Grade policy (2024-25 catalog)

A grade of Incomplete signifies that, due to some cause beyond the student’s reasonable control (e.g., illness, injury, incapacitation), the work of the course has not been completed or the final examination has been deferred. The decision to grant an Incomplete should be made no sooner than the last three weeks of the term when it is clear the work of the course cannot be completed. When the deficiency is subsequently removed, the grade then attained is substituted for I in the permanent record.

The request for an incomplete grade is initiated by the student with an online form available through Self-Service. For each Incomplete requested, a separate form is submitted. The form goes directly to the faculty instructor of the section who is the only person who can decide whether to allow an Incomplete. Requests for an incomplete grade must be made prior to final grades being posted in Workday and no later than 5pm on the last day of the final exam period.

To receive credit for a course in which an I (Incomplete) grade has been received, a student must remove the deficiency by the due date set by the instructor and no later than the end of the 15th class day (three weeks) into the next fall, winter, or spring term, as appropriate, whether or not they are still enrolled at Washington and Lee. If unchanged by the instructor, the I grade becomes an F. For any extension, the student must obtain approval from the responsible faculty member on an Incomplete Grade Extension form and submit the form to the University Registrar’s Office before the current deadline. All I grades remaining at the end of the subsequent term will automatically become F grades, whether or not the students are still enrolled.

Students may not register if they have four or more Incompletes on their record. Students may not graduate with an Incomplete remaining on their record, unless there are extraordinary circumstances satisfactory to the Committee on Courses and Degrees.

Changing a Grade (2024-25 catalog)

Grades may be changed after the end of a term at the written request of an instructor only if the instructor discovers an error in the original assignment, but in no case may any grade be changed after the end of the 15th class day (three weeks) into the next fall, winter, or spring term, as appropriate, or after graduation without the approval of the Faculty through the Committee on Courses and Degrees.

The determination of any student’s grade remains the responsibility of the faculty member teaching the course. If a student requests to have a grade chanage that is not due to an error and is after the 15th class day of the following term, then there are two procedures:

1. If the faculty member agrees, then the student submits a petition to C&D and faculty member submits an email of approval. This is the normal process.

2. If the faculty member does not agree with the grade change requested, then the Dean of the College* will oversee the following process. The department/program head will meet with the faculty member and the student separately to understand the grade dispute. The department/program head has one work week from the first notice of the dispute to mediate the dispute. The principle that the determination of any student’s grade remains the responsibility of the faculty member teaching the course stands. At the end of the mediation period, the department/program head will communicate the outcome to the dean, faculty member and student.

  • If the faculty member now agrees, then the student submits a petition to C&D and faculty member submits an email of approval. This is the normal process.
  • If the faculty member does not agree, then the student has two choices: (1) they may withdraw the dispute or (2) the student may submit a petition to C&D and the faculty member submits an email indicating that they do not approve of the grade change. C&D considers the petition and the message from the faculty member on their merits and makes a recommendation to the Faculty for consideration at the following meeting of the Faculty.  In grade disputes, the decision of the Faculty is final. There is no appeal.

Timing considerations:

  • Overall, grade disputes from Fall and Winter (and the prior Spring) must be resolved in time for a vote at the final Faculty meeting of the academic year. Ideally, they are resolved by the Faculty by the final meeting of the following term, hence the following deadlines:
    - dispute a Fall grade: petition by the end of week 6 of the following Winter term
    - dispute a Winter grade: petition by the end of week 2 of the following Spring term
    - dispute a Spring grade: petition by the end of the 3rd week after the grade is posted and no later than the first day of the following Fall term
  • In cases when grades are posted past the usual time, such as with resolved incompletes: petition by the end of the 3rd week after the grade is posted. Or, if posted in the summer, no later than the first day of the following Fall term
  • Grade disputes may not delay other actions by committees such as ARR
  • In instances involving seniors, resolving a grade dispute could delay graduation
  • For the integrity of the academic record, grade changes do not occur after the degree is conferred.

* If the faculty member is Dean of the College, then the Dean of the Williams School will serve in their place.

 

Transcript Holds Update (DOE required)

Grades are recorded on transcripts at the end of each academic term. During the posting of end-of-term grades, no official transcripts for current students will be created once the grading window has opened until all grades for all students have been submitted, in order to avoid sending partial grade information. No transcript will be provided for students with overdue accounts or other holds at the University. Transcripts will not typically be provided for students with administrative holds at the University. 

 

Withholding Transcripts (Expenses Section)

In addition to late payment charges being levied on past-due amounts and registration or matriculation denied for an upcoming academic term or year, the University may also withhold transcripts, withhold the issuance of a diploma to graduating students, or drop a student from the official rolls. Returning students with unpaid financial obligations will not be allowed to matriculate until all financial obligations are satisfied. Students with records of late payments may be denied permission to enroll for subsequent terms or semesters, and may have their class schedules withheld, until they pay in full in advance for subsequent terms or semesters. Requests for transcripts from former students will not be honored until all amounts owed the University are paid, including University and National Direct Student Loan (NDSL)/Perkins payments in accordance with the terms of loan agreements.